Derrick Rose credits Milwaukee Bucks for Game 1 win over Cavaliers

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Give credit where credit is due.

Bulls guard Derrick Rose said the first-round matchup against the Milwaukee Bucks helped the Bulls find what it took to win a playoff series.

During the regular season, the Bucks were the eighth-ranked defense in the NBA, holding teams to 97 points per game. The Bulls worked hard and surpassed that by averaging 100 points against the Bucks.

Derrick Rose also made a comment about his fellow teammate Jimmy Butler. On Monday, Butler said he wasn’t a superstar, but Rose thinks Butler can change that label.

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If Butler can shutdown Cleveland Cavaliers megastar LeBron James, Butler will prove he’s an elite defender, which translates to a superstar basketball player. It takes a superstar to shutdown a superstar.

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